I think it goes without saying but I will anyway. Don’t let our fan boy ways confuse you. Piper was just a means of our joy rolling up to glory in Jesus. Piper was more like an usher. He showed us to our seats. We were their to see Jesus and Jesus was the one on display, He alone took center stage and we beheld his glory. Put another way, Piper’s sermon was the catalyst for my friendship but Jesus was the glue. He was our friend in common. He was the one we both knew. How else could a middle aged Turkish national and a 23 year old American ever find common ground but at the cross. While Piper was great and all. It was the gospel fire burning in both our hearts that warmed our friendship. I think Piper would agree.
Below is a video about pipers sermon at One Day. It’s a little slow in pace and long on exposition. The narrator is a bit needlessly exaggerated BUT a good video none the less. It is produced by southern seminary so bit of a sly advertising. Also if your looking for a seminary southern (SBTS) is ok but southeastern (SEBTS) is better .. yea my Alma mater.